Terry R. Bacon, "Winning Behavior: What the Smartest, Most Successful Companies Do Differently"
ISBN: 0814471633 | edition 2003 | CHM | 352 pages | 17,4 mb
Marketing experts Terry Bacon and David Pugh offer insightful and practical benchmarks for "outbehaving the competition" in Winning Behaviors. Their book avoids gaseous generalities about customer service and underlines four specific routes to "behavioral differentiation" (BD).
Using examples as diverse as Elvis-dressing Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, the Ritz Carlton concierge who replaced a lost teddy bear, and Bogart as Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, the authors illustrate four types of "BD" including "operational," (using procedures like return policies to demonstrate high standards,) "interpersonal," (focused listening to convey genuine concern) "exceptional," (rule breaking beyond the call of duty) and "symbolic," (sending a consistent message through words and deeds).